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Administrator, Program Management

Bedford, NS
Full Time
4 days ago

LEONARDO DRS, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia and is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo which employs more than 45,000 people worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture which rewards performance. For additional information on LEONARDO DRS, please visit our website at We are committed to recruiting and retaining the best talent in the defense and aerospace industry.


DRS PIVOTAL POWER INC., Located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is a leader in the development and manufacture of high reliability power conversion equipment for mission critical military applications. DRS Pivotal Power is part of the Naval Electronics Canada Group.


What it’s like working at DRS Pivotal Power!

  • A motivating team-based environment where your achievements matter
  • A chance to work on Industry leading edge technology with exceptional mentors
  • Every second Friday off. We care about your work life balance!
  • Seasonal company-wide events: free BBQs, Christmas party, and more!


This position reporting to the Program Manager, coordinates assigned tasks and tracks and reports progress. This will involve the coordination of resources and delivery schedules to achieve the expected budget, scope, and quality requirements of projects. System and administrative support will be provided to ensure accurate record keeping.


Major Roles and Responsibilities:


  • Provide support to program managers in the areas of program planning and tracking 

  • Monitor and report program performance against plan for all programs

  • Update program schedule status and overall program plan 

  • Gather and analyze data for program reviews, business reviews and other meetings

  • Ensure adherence to company policies/requirements and advise management on needed action

  • Assist in monitoring budgets, schedules, expenditures and time charges on programs 

  • Maintain records; prepare charts, graphs, tables, reports and other analyses as required

  • May assist as a team member on bid and proposal activity

  • Inform program management of customer problems, and may provide potential solutions

  • Coordinate with internal and external customers, under the direction of the program manager

  • Prepare customer communication as requested

  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization


Core Competencies:


  • Team-first attitude with the ability to interface well with people of different disciplines and at all levels

  • Experience working with high performing, cross-functional teams

  • Understand how to manage stakeholders and collaborators in a matrixed organization

  • Highly developed interpersonal skills

  • Strong relationship building and listening skills

  • Ability to multi-task under pressure; and to tight deadlines

  • Integrative problem solving and analytical skills

  • Effective organization and planning skills

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to complete and achieve goals and objectives

  • Good communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Flexible and ability to adapt to change

  • Exhibits self-confidence


Technical Competencies:


  • Associate’s degree in business discipline

  • Basic knowledge of program management

  • Basic knowledge of earned value, cost accounting and reporting

  • Must possess analytical skills

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Customer interface skills

  • Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills

  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project

Special needs of candidates with disabilities will be accommodated.  DRS is dedicated to Employment Equity.  The successful candidate(s) must fulfill requirements for Canadian security clearance.  DRS Pivotal Power Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants may apply to this position online at careers. #DRSCanada


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